Canon XM2

Professional Camcorders

XM2

Canon XM2

The XM2's advanced technology delivers unrivalled image quality in its class

A high-quality, versatile model suitable for serious camcorder enthusiasts and professional videographers. Its advanced technology delivers unrivalled image quality in its class.

  • 3CCD unit with 470, 000 pixels
  • Horizontal and vertical Super Pixel Shift
  • L-Series fluorite lens
  • 20x/100x optical zoom
  • Optical Image Stabiliser
  • 2-channel Manual audio level control
  • Optional MA-300 adapter with 2-channel XLR terminals

The new Canon XM2 camcorder has the latest technology and many useful sound and picture adjustments and enhancements to cater for a variety of shooting situations and preferences.
Its highly sensitive 3CCD unit achieves 540 lines horizontal resolution and super low light performance. A new Super Pixel Shift provides a wider dynamic range for movies, reducing vertical smear, and gives 1.7 mega-pixel high resolution digital photos. The camcorder’s professional L-Series fluorite lens provides 35mm and broadcast TV quality. It can deliver extremely sharp images and high magnification with less colour aberrations. An Optical Image Stabiliser keeps the image steady with no loss of quality.

And video recordings made with the Canon XM2 will sound as good as they look with the ‘Direction Accurate’ microphone giving accurate stereo ambience and less mechanical background noise. The microphone frequency has three modes to match recording conditions (normal, voice, windscreen).

Manual adjustments on the XM2 include buttons for colour and light adjustment, such as Colour Phase, Colour Gain, Camera Sharpness and Setup Level. Other features are Zebra Pattern, to indicate overexposure, Interval Timer, to record at selected times, and Clear Scan, to record a CRT monitor. A Custom Key can be used to assign functions used frequently.

Product Specification

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Medium MiniDV
Type 3x 1/4" 3CCD pixel shift
Total Pixels 470,000x 3 / (1.7M Still)
Effective Pixels 440,000 x 3
Filter RGB independent primary colour
Optical Zoom 20x
Digital Zoom 100x
Focal Length 4.2-84mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.6
Minimum Focusing Distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer YES (optical)
Filter Diameter 58mm
Screen Size 2.5"
Pixels 200,000
Manual Adjustment brightness, audio volume
Multi Image Screen NO

VIEWFINDER

Screen Size 0.44"
Pixels 180,000 Color

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux. 0.37lux (in low light mode)
Night Mode NO
Super Night Mode NO
Auto/Manual YES
Control YES
Program AE 7
Full auto, Auto, Spotlight, Sand and snow, Tv, Av, Manual

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation Manual Control

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES
Lock NO

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum 1/16,000 sec.
Slow 1/6sec.

DIGITAL EFFECT

Fade Auto Fade
Effect B/W, Strobe, Slim, Stretch

CUSTOM KEY

Custom Key YES

STILL IMAGE

Capture Image Size 1488x1128 (SXGA+)
(Progressive Photo)
Continuous Shooting Mode NO
Auto Exposure Bracketing NO
Simultaneous Photo Recording NO
Selecting AF Frame Function NO
Photo Button YES

SELF TIMER

Self Timer YES

REC. REVIEW/REC. SEARCH

REC. Review/REC. Search YES

RECORDING MODE

LP Mode YES
Extended Recording Mode (ELP Mode) NO
Still Image YES
Date YES

MEMORY CARD

Multi Media Card YES
Secure Digital Card YES
Movie Recording NO
System PCM Digital Stereo
16bit-48kHz 2ch
12bit-32kHz 4ch
Manual Rec. Level Control YES
Audio Dubbing YES

TERMINAL

Headphone YES
Microphone YES
USB YES
DV YES out/in
Direct Print NO
Analogue-in YES
AV YES
S-video YES
LANC YES
Built-in Charger NO

LIGHT-UP BUTTON

Light-up Button NO

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory Shoe YES (Advanced Accessory Shoe)

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT

Built-in Video Light NO

BUILT-IN FLASH

Built-in Flash NO

PC CONNECTION KIT

Digital Video Solution Disk YES
DV Network Solution Disk YES
Application Software YES
USB Cable YES

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Wireless Controller WL-D77

ANALOGUE DIGITAL CONVERTER

Analogue Digital Converter YES

BATTERY PACK

Type Li-ion
Battery Included in the Kit BP-915
Long Life Battery BP-945
Longer Recording Time- a) 7h05m

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D 118.0x136.0x306.0mm
Weight 1120g